Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “H”

THE LETTER "H" He lets himself go back to the halcyon days, pre-hardship and hallucinations; before his cheeks and heart hollowed out. He lets himself go, knowing that upon his return, the fall will be hard. As of late he has become ever more adept at sliding back and forth. His need becoming increasingly incessant …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “B”

THE LETTER "B" Bereavement brought with it belligerent and bellicose behavior, bred bloodcurdling rage and burgeoning blackness of mood. I no longer felt buoyant, beautiful or brave as before. Laughter became tears and brilliance became darkness as my bitterness grew. I was broken and so stopped believing in all that used to be good, opting …

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The church in the main square is emptying out and the bars and cafes are filling up on a shimmery Sunday in early Spring. Linda is on vacation, visiting her mom, and is determined to savour every moment of the glorified weather conditions. She has left still frigid temperatures back home. The bell tower announces …

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The little boat that could

When I was four, my mom and I went to Italy for summer vacation. We stayed in her small town for about one month. It was a typical quiet old country town suspended, uncertainly, between past and present. My mom's childhood home faced onto a gravel courtyard full of bikes and cats, kerchiefed grandmas shelling …

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Poetry for the everyday guy and girl

Poetry gets a bum wrap most of the time. It is erroneously considered, by the masses, as exaggeratedly cerebral, requiring a massive intellect and purposefully obscure and abstruse. In some cases this may even be true, but as with all stereotypes there is more to be found in the particulars of the generalization than the …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “T”

THE LETTER "T" Thin as a twig and touchingly pale; the timeless trademarks that elicit tenderness. Tirelessly she tried to come towards me, as I tirelessly strode away. Too many years apart and two disparate trajectories were the trouble. She was tremendously tenacious, and though terribly flattered, I couldn’t tolerate being tailed twenty-four seven. Terrible …

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